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Hyde Sails 2021 - Basic LEADERBOARD

Weather Strategies for the Inside Passage

by Bluewater Cruising Association 31 Jan 14:57 UTC 26-27 February 2022
Weather Strategies for the Inside Passage © Bluewater Cruising Association

Spend two mornings with Kevin Monahan, learning about the unique weather patterns of the west coast and how to make decisions based on weather forecasts.

BC coastal weather patterns are confusing if you don't understand the basic forces that shape the local weather in the Juan de Fuca Strait, Georgia Strait, Johnstone Strait and the North Coast. Once you understand the dynamics of the most common weather patterns that occur in the region, you can develop strategies that take advantage of them, thus having a more comfortable and less stressful cruise.

Course Format

Each two hour Zoom presentation will be followed by half hour of questions. Register for the course and we'll send the Zoom link to you a couple of days ahead of time.

Online Zoom
26 Feb 2022 to 27 Feb 2022 0930-1200h
Members $65 / Non-Members $85

About the Instructor

Kevin Monahan is a retired Canadian Coast Guard officer, with more than 20 years navigating the British Columbia coast as a patrol vessel captain. He has also worked on fishing boats, ferries, and coastal transports. Retiring from public service in 2012, Kevin now splits his time between publishing (Ports and Passes, Local Knowledge: A Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan), The Radar Book, etc.) and teaching nautical subjects to commercial and recreational mariners. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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